John Kline is an artist and educator based in Denver, Missouri. He holds a BFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia with an emphasis on painting and drawing. He worked as a full-time artist in Chicago for six years, before moving back to Kansas City to study Art Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He taught elementary art for three years. Currently, he is working full-time as an artist. He moved to Denver in May 2023.
My current work focuses on depictions of past memories and moments of love, heartbreak, death, abandonment, loneliness, joy and disappointments. Other works depict personal fantasies or desires. In most of the work, I use linear lines influenced by comic illustration as a way to simply express my recollections and feelings about past memories.
Making these images is a process to understand how the events had on my life and as a way to recover from feelings of guilt, anxiety and depression.